Thursday, April 15, 2010

Linet Americas Unveils New Headquarters in Charlotte

Linet, a leading producer of innovative hospital bed technology in
Europe with sales in more than 70 countries around the world, is
opening its American headquarters in Charlotte, N.C.

At a time of impending change for healthcare providers, Linet Americas
will expand the availability of its proven, easy-to-use and affordable
hospital beds and related products to this new market with a showroom,
warehouse and offices, adding over 50 jobs to the Charlotte region
over the next three years.

"We are excited to make our leading designs available to a market
facing intense pressures," said Colin Bain, president and chief
executive officer of Linet Americas. "Healthcare providers have voiced
the need for better options to help them solve practical issues,
especially in a challenging environment. By bringing the Linet
technology to the American market, providers will now have a much
needed alternative to what is currently offered."

Linet's simple, yet modern products, address the major issues facing
hospitals today. The products are easy to use and operate by staff
and patients, easy to clean and maintain, and provide a superior
warranty enabling a lower cost of ownership versus previous suppliers.
For both healthcare providers and patients, Linet's hospital beds also
offer unique solutions not previously seen before in America for
patient rehabilitation, infection control, and pressure-sore prevention.

"Our success can be attributed to our partnerships with healthcare
professionals from all over the world to find better ways to improve
the delivery of care," said Zbynek Frolik, founder and managing
director of Linet. "It gives me great satisfaction to see these ideas
at work helping people everyday. I look forward to now offering the
American market the opportunity to experience the products of Linet in
this important time of healthcare reform."

Founded just outside of Prague, Czech Republic in 1990, Linet has
quickly become a leading producer of hospital beds and patient room
equipment throughout the world. In fact, the products of Linet –
hospital beds, mattresses, furniture and other medical care products
are sold in over 70 countries on all continents. The success of Linet
can be attributed to the company's quality products and original
innovations that have been developed in close collaboration with
healthcare professionals.

Linet Americas is the operating division of Linet that services the
Americas marketplace. The company is headquartered in Charlotte, North
Carolina and provides localized sales and service to customers in the
region. For more information, please visit